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Cohn, Amy L., (Compiler). From Sea to Shining Sea , A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1993. ISBN 0-590-42868. This is a teacher resource book that is beautifully illustrated fifteen Caldecott winning artists. It has an outstanding collection of folk tales and folk songs.

Colman, Warren, The Bill of Rights, A New True Book. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1987. ISBN 0-516-01232-0. The text in this book is easy for 3rd graders and English Language Learners to read and understand. It could be used for guided reading. It comes in paperback.

Colman, Warren, The Constitution, A New True Book. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1987, ISBN 0-516-01231-2. The text in this book is easy for 3rd graders and English Language Learners to read and understand. It could be used for guided reading. It comes in paperback.

Greene, Carol, Congress, A New True Book.. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1985, ISBN 0-516-01939-2. This book explains how the legislative branch of the government works. It is an easy text for 3rd graders and English Language Learners to read and understand. It could be used for guided reading. It comes in paperback.

Greene, Carol, Presidents, A new True Book. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1984, ISBN 0-516-01928-7. This book explains how the executive branch of the government works and what the president's job is. It is an easy text for 3rd graders and English Language Learners to read and understand. It could be used for guided reading. It comes in paperback.

Hakim, Joy, A History of US, Book 2, Making Thirteen Colonies. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-19-507748-2. This book is at 5th grade reading level. It is one of a series of 10 books. The text is accurate and is exciting and interesting for children to read.

Hakim, Joy, A History of US, Book 3, From Colonies to Country. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-19-507750-4. This book is at 5th grade reading level. It is one of a series of ten books. The text brings history alive and is exciting for children to read.

Hakim, Joy, A History of US, Book 4, The New Nation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-19-507752-0. This book is a 5th grade reading level. It is one of a series of ten books. It holds the child's interest and makes history come alive for him.

Hoeber, Margaret, Our Flag, Capital, and Government, Duplicating Masters. Palos Verdes Estates, CA., Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc., 1988. This is a teacher resource book that has masters you can either copy or duplicate. Third graders can read , understand and work these masters independently. They are also good for English Language Learners.

KIDS DISCOVER, American Revolution, a magazine published monthly. New York: KIDS DISCOVER, NY, ISBN 1054-2868. It is written at 5th grade reading level. It is full of beautiful colored illustrations with captions. It has a time line from April 19, 1775 to November 1783. It tells about events and people of the Revolutionary era.

Maestro, Betsy and Giulio, The Story of the Statue of Liberty. New York: Mulberry Books, a division of William Morrow & Company, 1986, ISBN 0-688-08746-9. This book is a readable text for 3rd graders and English Language Learners. It is a well written factual book for children to read. It has wonderful illustrations to go with the text. It comes in paperback.

Our Flag, Joint Committee on Printing, United States Congress. Washington D.C. 1998. S. Doc. 105-013. Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. 20402.

Rife, Douglas M., Bill of Rights, History Speaks. Carthage, IL., Teaching & Learning Company, 1997, ISBN 1-57310-079-X. This is one of a series of six teacher resource books written by Rife. . It has great information that can be copied for the classroom. It also has lots of black line masters ready to copy for student use.

Rife, Douglas M., Declaration of Independence, History Speaks. Carthage, IL., Teaching & Learning Company, 1997, ISBN 1-57310-077-3. This is one of a series of six teacher resource books written by Rife. It has great information that can be copied for the classroom. It also has lots of black line masters ready to copy for student use.

Rife, Douglas M., Pledge of Allegiance, History Speaks. Carthage, IL., Teaching & Learning Company, 1998, ISBN 1-57310-128-1. This is one of a series of six teacher resource books written by Rife. It has great information that can be copied for the classroom. It also has lots of black line masters ready to copy for student use.

Rife, Douglas M., Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, History Speaks. Carthage, IL., Teaching & Learning Company, 1998, ISBN 1-57310-129-X. This is one of a series of six teacher resource books written by Rife. It has great information that can be copied for the classroom. It also has lots of black line masters ready to copy for student use.

Rife, Douglas M., The Star Spangled Banner, History Speaks. Carthage, IL., Teaching & Learning Company, 1998, ISBN 1-57310-130-3. This is one of a series of six teacher resource books written by Rife. It has great information that can be copied for the classroom. It also has lots of black line masters ready to copy for student use.

Sunburst Communications videos

Symbols and Ceremonies: Celebrating America. Grades 3-8. 23-minute video, 8 " x 11" teacher's guide, 17 student worksheets. Order # 0739-P9

A Field Trip to Yesterday: Historic Philadelphia. Grades 3-8. 22-minute video, 8 " x 11" teacher's guide. 20 student worksheets. Order # 0918-P9

What Is a Flag?. Grades K-3. 18 minute English video, guide. Order # 2733-P9

A Pledge Is a Promise. Grades K-4, 15 minute English video, guide. Order # 2737-P9

Sunburst, division of Houghton Mifflin Company, Dept. P9, 101 Castleton St., Pleasantville, NY., 10570. www.SUNBURST.com

Waters, Kate, The Story of the White House. New York, Scholastic Inc., 1991, ISBN 0-590-43334-2. This book gives a photographic tour of the White House. It is a picture book with captions describing the pictures and giving information about our president's home. It is available in paperback.

We the People. Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA., 91302. (818) 591-9321. 1987, ISBN 0-89818-110-0. This is a student text written for 5th grade reading level. It is a book that makes the child feel he is right there in history where the event is taking place. It keeps the child interested in the history he is learning.

Web Pages
A. Benjamin Franklin http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/LIT/franklin.htm

B. Thomas Jefferson http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/tj3/about/jeffersonxx.htm

C. George Washingtonhttp://earlyamerica.com/lives/gwlife/index.html

D. John Adams http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ja2.html

E. Abigail Adams http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/aa2.html

F. James Madison http://www.leftjustified.com/leftjust/lib/sc/ht/fed/mbio.html

G. Dolley Madison http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/dm4.html

H. Mary Pickersgill http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/pickersgill.html

I. Francis Scott Key http://www.usflag.org/history/francisscottkey.html

J. Betsy Ross http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagtale.html

IV. Symbols of Our Freedom

A. The Flag http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/flag.html

B. The Bald Eagle http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/eagle.html

D. Star Spangled Banner http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/anthem.html

F. The Liberty Bell http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/libertybell.html